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is right in the middle of the Eastern Aegean Sea and has everyday air and sea connection with the Greek mainland, as well as with other Aegean islands, and also with the opposite Turkish coast.


  • Chios has daily air connections with Athens and Thessaloniki, two to three times a week with Lemnos, Lesvos, Samos and Rhodes.
  • It is connected to Ljubljana by direct charter flights, once a week.


  • Daily ferry connection with Piraeus and Lesvos, with Thessaloniki two to three times a week. Chios is also a stopover on the route that connects the Eastern Aegean, starting from Kavala and reaching as far as Ikaria.
  • Daily ferry connection with Cesme, Turkey
  • Daily ferry connection with Psara and Oinousses

The map shows the air connections of Chios with the big urban centers and the islands.
Chios - Athens
Depending on the period, there may be changes in ferry connections. For more up-to-date information on itineraries, it's a good idea to check it out directly with the shipping companies or your travel agent.
Piraeus - Chios - Mytilene
Piraeus - Port of Mesta - Mytilene
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* The Regional Unit of Chios and are not responsible for mistakes or changes in the schedules.

Transportation within the island

In order to move around Chios you can use the urban and intercity buses, rent a car or motorbike, or use a taxi. Taxis in Chios are coloured burgundy and white, whereas taxis that operate to the villages are silver-coloured.

Chios City Bus Chios Intercity Bus

If you wish to move around town, it is a good idea to walk or cycle.

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